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Sheri Quinn

Communities across the nation are working on ways to improve fire prevention while adapting to climate change. Long-time Mendocino County resident Keith Rutledge and former firefighter studies fire history and prevention in an effort to protect his home, his neighbors, and the region. Here is a brief overview.  Tune in Friday, September 7 at 11am for the entire interview. 

Sep 4, 2018 -- The second annual Labor Day picnic in Todd Grove Park was an opportunity to honor labor and hear speeches by Democratic leadership. Union representatives and candidates for public office addressed the crowd, as did Congressman Jared Huffman, Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblyman Jim Wood, and California Teachers Association president Eric Heins.

We'll hear from a couple of organizers from the Inland Mendocino Democratic Club and Local 2015, the caregivers union, about work in our community.

Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters

A big rig logging truck plowed through a banner held by forest activists, as protests at the "Week of Action for the Mattole Forest" wrapped up in Humboldt County on Thursday. 

Activists rallied in front of the Humboldt Redwood Company corporate offices in Scotia and blocked the roads at the nearby lumber mill, as big rig trucks loaded with trees entered the facility. The activists were protesting the company’s alleged harvesting of old growth trees, and their ongoing use of “hack ‘n’ squirt”, a forest practice that injects chemicals into unwanted or dying trees. 

US Forest Service Assesses Fire Damage

Aug 31, 2018

Aug 31, 2018 -- The US Forest Service has sent a Burn Area Emergency Response, or BAER team, into the southern portion of the Ranch Fire to assess the damage to roads and soil. Thus far, only the bottom 191,000 acres have been checked out by a team that includes geologists and hydrologists. The USGS has also contributed work on the probability of debris flow.

Neighbors Try Goats As Fuel Management

Aug 29, 2018

Aug 29, 2018 -- The neighborhood around Meadow Drive in Redwood Valley was hard hit by last year's firestorm. Now the vegetation is back, which makes residents worry about fuel for another fire. We'll talk with contract grazer Tony Gonzalez, about how his goats manage overgrown brush. And a local resident muses on the possibility of goats as part of a permanent fuel management plan, as those affected by fire struggle with insurance and the uncertainty of recovery.